Employment Opportunity


Property & Evidence Technician

Denison Police Department, Denison, Texas

Salary: $37,892.20 - $55,201.78 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

Under general supervision, provides care and custody of all items impounded by the Denison Police Department, and the proper processing of all evidence for court, release, or destruction. Work involves careful evaluation, posting and safekeeping of property and evidence.

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Duties:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - The following duties are typical for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to demonstrate competence and satisfactory performance of these duties. Other duties may be required and assigned.
  • Receives sorts, organizes, and processes property and evidence, including dangerous or hazardous items, chemicals, weapons, glass/metals, and biohazards.
  • Ensures that all property and evidence is properly packaged, marked, and identified to show chain of custody.
  • Prepares and processes property for return to owner, destruction, transportation to other law enforcement agencies, auction, or disposal.
  • Responds to inquiries about impounded items from the public, other law enforcement agencies and prosecutorial offices.
  • Able to articulate and accurately testify in court proceeds if required.
  • Maintains records, logs and files related to impounded property and evidence.
  • Assists in the performance of Court Clerk and TRU clerk duties as requested.
  • Transport evidence to court or lab facilities.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Methods and techniques used in processing and preserving physical evidence.
  • Modern office practices, procedures and related equipment commonly used in an office environment.
  • Working knowledge of and the ability to create and maintain various filing and record keeping systems.
  • Working knowledge of the operation and utilization of computerized databases.
  • Read, understand, and apply law enforcement and court procedures and relevant regulations and laws pertaining to property and evidence collection and preservation.
  • Coordinate many different tasks and determine the relative importance of each to set deadlines and complete assigned tasks accordingly.
  • Learn, independently interpret, and apply a variety of complex organizational policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Apply sound judgment, discretion, and initiative in performing daily duties with minimal direct supervision.
  • Establish, format, and prepare a variety of correspondence, charts and statistical outlines as required.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with municipal officials, other employees, and the general public.
  • Work various shifts including alternating shifts, days, evenings, overnight, weekends and holidays as required.

Requirements:

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Any combination equivalent to the level of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities will qualify.
  • Must have high school diploma/GED
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Minimum two-year’s experience in police records, evidence or property control or equivalent combination of experience and training
PHYSICAL AND WORK ENVIRONMENT - The physical and work environment characteristics described in this description are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions or as otherwise required by law. Employees needing reasonable accommodation should discuss the request with the employee’s supervisor or Employee Services.
  • Long periods of sitting
  • Intermittent periods of standing and walking
  • Constant talking, hearing, concentrating, judgment and writing ability
  • Push, pull, drag, carry and lift a minimum of 35lbs without assistance.
  • Sufficient vision is essential to permit reading of written materials, maintenance of records and visual monitoring and processing of property and evidence.

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Posted: September 10, 2021


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